If you answer ‘Yes’ to any of the following questions, you don’t need a visitor visa. If you answer ‘No’ to all of the questions, you will have to apply for a visitor visa.
- Are you a New Zealand or Australian citizen?
- Do you hold a New Zealand resident visa or a New Zealand permanent resident visa?
- Do you have a current Australian permanent residence visa or a current Australian resident return visa? (If you hold an Australian temporary or provisional residence visa, then you will need a visitor visa).
- Are you:
- a diplomat or do you carry out certain roles in a consular office (see section H2.1 of our Operational Manual for definition)
- part of the military personnel (see M2)
- a cruise ship passenger who meets certain time and destination requirements (see E2.95.5)
- an aircraft crew member on any commercial aircraft flying between any other country and New Zealand, for seven days beginning with the day on which the aircraft arrived in New Zealand (see E2.95.5), or
associated with a Contracting Party to the Antarctic Treaty and other Antarctic travellers (see V3.50).
- Are you from a visa-waiver country, and intending to visit for no more than your allotted time of three months (or six months if you are from the United Kingdom)
Melbourne banking hours are generally 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Some of the major Australian banks such as Commonwealth and Westpac also operate from 9:30am – 1:00pm on Saturdays, usually in Malls and Shopping Centres.
The Conference Venue
Pullman Melbourne Albert Park
65 Queens Rd, Albert Park VIC 3004
P: (03) 9529 4300
Uber – Ridesharing site UBER offers uberX, and UberBLACK to and from Melbourne Airport. Simply download the Uber app for iOS, Android or Windows and request a ride. Uber is a cashless service and payment is made directly through the app. It is a good idea to download the app in advance.
At Melbourne Airport, request your ride when you’re ready to walk outside, exit the terminal and follow the signs to the Ride Share pickup area.
For sign-up, further information, discount codes and fare estimates please visit www.uber.com.
Taxi – Melbourne Tullamarine airport is 27.9 km from the Pullman Melbourne Albert Park. Please allow around 40 minutes. Taxi fares vary depending on when you travel.
More information about car hire and transport can be found at: https://www.melbourneairport.com.au/
Car parking is available (limited) for conference delegates and is located at the hotel at an additional cost.
If you need to organise parking, please contact the Pullman Melbourne Albert Park on (03) 9529 4300.
During the Conference
Dress code throughout the day for the forum is smart casual or informal business.
For social functions:
Please direct any questions you may have regarding registration, accommodation, or social functions to Leishman Associates staff at this desk.
The registration desk will be open at the following times:
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It is suggested that delegates arrive at preferred sessions promptly to ensure a seat. If sessions become full then late delegates will not be allowed entry.
All delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors will be provided with a name badge, which must be worn at all times within the conference venue, as it is required for access to all the conference sessions and social functions.
Please collect your name badge at the conference registration desk.
Delegates will have access to WiFi for the duration of the conference. Please note that movies, music or illicit downloads are restricted. It is not designed for accessing VPNs or downloading large files.
Please connect to the AGTA2019 connection, the password will be made available to you at the Conference.
If you have trouble connecting please see the staff at the registration desk.
In the lead-up to the Conference small updates will be made to the program. See the latest version on the website . Any changes to the Conference program during the Conference will be announced during housekeeping notices each morning. You may also check with Leishman Associates staff at the registration desk.
Delegates are not permitted to use any type of camera or recording device at any of the sessions unless written permission has been obtained from the relevant speaker.
A photographer will be taking photos throughout the conference. These photos will be available from the conference website shortly after the event or from Leishman Associates, the Conference Managers.
If you do not wish to have your photo taken and or published in future marketing material and/or please advise the registration desk staff and the photographer if you are approached for a photo.
As an equity and diversity initiative in support of delegates with parenting or caring responsibilities, a private room will be available at the conference venue for parents with young children. Live audio from the Plenary, along with presenter PowerPoint presentations, will be available to view from this room. Please note that this room will not be staffed. Attendees are not permitted to utilise this room for babysitting services.
The members of the conference organising committee and Leishman Associates accept no liability for personal accident of loss or damage suffered by any participant, accompanying person, invited observer or any other person by whatever means. Nor do we accept liability for any equipment or software brought to the conference by delegates, speakers, sponsors or any other party. Please protect your personal property. Do not leave laptops, cameras, and other valuable items unsecured. Be conscious of individuals who appear out of place and do not wear a conference name badge. Advise Leishman Associates staff if this does not occur.
Registration & Social Functions
All morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is provided each day. All food at each social function is included, if you are attending.
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is provided only for the day you have registered.
The venue will be advised of any special diet preferences you have indicated on your registration form.
A special buffet table will be set aside in the trade exhibition area for dietary requirements.
Please see the venue staff for more information or you may ask the Leishman Associates staff at the registration desk.
The Conference Dinner is an additional cost dependent upon which dinner option you select. Upon registration for the AGTA 2019 Conference you will receive a registration confirmation which will list all social functions you are registered for. If you require another copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional tickets for both social functions are available for purchase. This can be done at the time of registering for the conference. If you require a guest ticket to either of these events after you have purchased your registration, please email email@example.com
This function is an additional cost and is NOT included in any registration. Transfers to and from will be provided.
Dress – Smart casual
Yes you may at an additional cost.
Please visit the Registration desk at the conference. This is subject to availability.
Speaker, Chairperson or Poster Presenter
Chairpersons will receive an email prior to the Conference, reminding them of their responsibilities. If you are a chairperson and do not receive this, or have additional questions, please contact Sean Grachan at Leishman Associates (03 6234 7844)
All speakers should present themselves to the Speakers Preparation Room, at least 4 hours before their scheduled presentation time, to upload their presentation. A technician will be present in the speakers’ preparation room during registration hours. There will be facility to test and modify your presentation as required.
Speakers are requested to assemble in their session room 5 minutes before the commencement of their session, to meet with their session chair and to familiarise themselves with the room and the audio-visual equipment. For information on the chairperson attending your session, please see the registration desk.
All authors are asked to be alongside their poster during their designated poster session. The Poster Session is marketed as an opportunity for delegates to approach the author of the poster and ask questions or discuss any element of the information displayed. All poster presenters will be emailed a set of guidelines and their presentation date. If you did not receive this, please email Leishman Associates.
Posters must be no larger than AO (1189mm high x 841mm wide) portrait. We encourage presenters to provide their own Velcro ‘hooks’ to display the posters. Presenters must bring their poster with them to the Conference and advise Leishman Associates staff at the registration desk when they arrive.
You can book your accommodation through the online registration form or by emailing Leishman Associates. You will be asked to provide your check-in and check-out date as well as your credit card details to secure the booking. Payment for your accommodation will not be taken until you check in or out of the Hotel. Delegates are encouraged to book in advance as availability closer to the Conference date is not guaranteed.
When you book your accommodation your credit card details will be transferred to the hotel you have selected – please confirm this on check in with your hotel. Your credit card will not be charged until you check out. If you have arrived 24 hours later than your indicated arrival day you may find that you have forfeited your deposit.
Please email Leishman Associates to cancel or change your accommodation prior to the Conference. If you need to cancel your accommodation booking within 30 days of your arrival date any cancellation fees will be subject to the hotel cancellation policy. Therefore, no accommodation refund can be guaranteed within 30 business days of the Conference. If you alter your accommodation booking after you have checked in, please deal directly with the hotel. If you arrive 24 hours later than your indicated arrival day, charges will apply.
Cancellation and Disclaimer
Cancellations must be received in writing – mail, email or fax – to Leishman Associates. Cancellations will not be deemed to be received until you have written confirmation from Leishman Associates. If you have not received acknowledgement within two business days, please contact Leishman Associates on (03) 6234 7844. Cancellations postmarked on or before, 1 month before the Conference, will incur a fee of 50% of the registration amount. No refunds will be made for cancellations for the Conference postmarked after 1 month before the Conference, however substitutions may be accepted.
AGTA reserves the right to amend or alter any advertised details relating to dates, program and speakers if necessary, without notice, as a result of circumstances beyond their control. All attempts have been made to keep any changes to an absolute minimum.